Monday, July 25, 2011

Steve Garfield Using Google Plus Hangouts

I have been messing around Google+ but I actually found out about this on Twitter. Long time videoblogger and social media expert Steve Garfield is using the Hangouts feature to create a multi-person video podcast.

Steve Garfield On the Plus Network
What the heck did I just say?

Let me back up a bit. Google+ Hangouts allows you to set up a video chat with not one, not two but 10 people at the same time.

Steve took it a step further. In addition to the actual video chat he is recording it is then streaming it via The Pulse Network.

So basically he takes it out of Google+ Hangouts and can share the video chat via this particular network. I would have embedded an episode but all of the shows are in the Flash video format that does not allow that to happen.

Understandable. Not allowing sharing your content keeps less than honorable folks from using your content without permission.

This is the time of experimentation. If he could do it that way could I do it this way?

Google+ Hangout Specs

You are going to need some juice to get started. This is just an overview but you can get the full details on the Hangout Specification page.

  • You have to have a current browser meaning the most updated version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. I gotta show love to Opera but it isn't on the list.
  • Updated operating system but a shocker, it will support Windows XP and those of the Linux persuasion.
  • You should have a really fast Internet connection, 900K up or down. Standard consumer DSL/Cable is not going to cut it. If you plan to do this you might have to buy the next level up from your ISP.
The exciting thing is that you really could set up a class, affinity group or social meeting or what ever you can dream up.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gena,
    All my segments are embedable. Here's an example on the Pulse Network page.

    Just click where it says, Show Embed Code, and grab that.



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